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Int Heart J. 2012;53(2):133-8.

A novel IKK inhibitor prevents progression of restenosis after arterial injury in mice.

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Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.

Abstract

Restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is still a clinically serious problem. We examined the treatment efficacy of IMD-0354, a novel IKK inhibitor, on arteriopathy. Using C57BL/6J mice, a wire-injury model was prepared and the mice were intraperitoneally injected with IMD-0354 or vehicle twice a day. The vehicle-treated injured arteries showed significantly thickened intima (3.77 ± 0.59, n = 8), however, IMD-0354 suppressed its progression (1.62 ± 0.22, n = 10, P < 0.05) on day 28. While enhanced expression of PCNA and NF-κB was observed in the untreated injured arteries, IMD-0354 significantly suppressed their expressions. Quantitative RT-PCR revealed that the expression of several inflammatory factors was reduced in the arteries from mice which received IMD-0354 treatment compared with the control animals. Thus, this drug may effectively prevent restenosis after coronary intervention and other cardiovascular diseases.

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